Sunday, April 27, 2008

April Blooms

Lots of flowers are blooming in my garden now.
Here's a rose named Americana.
Here's one named Secret.

Here's an old one named Peace. It was here when we bought the place 11 years ago.

This is a large bellflower that reseeds itself every year. We enjoy watching those huge black bees visiting it; they end up covered with pollen.

This is Jupiter's beard. It self seeds too; in fact it's almost a weed. It sprawls across the front walkway impeding foot traffic. I fills in between the roses nicely, but I have to be ruthless with the seedlings.

This is an iris called Beux Arts.

This is a climbing rose called All Ablaze. It seems much happier now that it's got a trellis.

And here is the Queen of my garden; Double Delight. I have several of these because it looks beautiful, smells heavenly, and makes a long lasting bouquet. Maybe it should be called Triple Delight.


Diane J Standiford said...

WOW I can smell them.

Morning said...

that climbing rose is a beauty -- I love climbers. I love how Double delight smells -- it really is special.

Beverly said...

Each one looks heavenly. You are a bit further along in your growing season than we are.

I have a Peace and a Double Delight. I completely agree about the DD. My post yesterday shows one of my favorites in our garden. It is a Garden Party - also long lasting and divine scent.

travelbug said...

Lovely! I have roses blooming now, but the Jupiter's Beard I planted last year didn't grow. I guess they don't grow like weeds here.

And about the asparagus; just one word: Scrummy!! My favorite veg.

the homely year said...

Hi, I've never heard valerian called Jupiter's beard, although I can see why it is when it has seeds. Love all your roses and the iris is a gorgeous colour.
Margaret and Noreen

Pat said...

Gorgeous roses! I could almost smell thei beautful scent!

Hugs, Pat in NY

firefly said...

Loved the tour through your flower garden. Thank you so much!

Warmest wishes,

white o'morn cottage said...

That has cheered me up so much. Beautiful blooms! Thanks...Pam

seanymph said...

I adore these roses. I plant then now wherever I live. I found them by accident. I went to the Drs. long ago for something and when I walked in, it smelled of roses. I asked the nurse and she had a vase of only 3 on her desk. I asked her what kind they were and she said Double Delight. That did it for me :) . They are now planted everywhere by me .....Im the JohnnyAppleseed of roses lol.